Grief in a Time of Plague

“His Lyre is now Attuned only to Woe” The eyes, the face, the limbs of heavenly mold, So long the theme of my impassioned lay, Charms which so stole me from myself away, That strange to other men the course I hold; The crisped locks of pure and lucid gold, The...

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Open Letter to President Trump

Open Letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President - real talk. You don’t want to be president during this #coronavirus mess. Heck, you hardly wanted to be president before this. But now things are gonna be bad. You’re gonna be attacked, pilloried and vilified. Everyone’ll be hounding...

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“Cancel Culture” and Responsibility

“Cancel Culture” and Responsibility

Let’s be clear from the start: the term “cancel culture” is bullshit. The idea behind “cancel culture” is nothing new — Mel Gibson was canceled long before the term was coined. Thirteen years ago Michael Richards get himself cancelled for spewing racist...

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A Story of a Blessing and a Curse

A Story of a Blessing and a Curse

I have the rather dubious distinction of having been both thrown out of the Vatican, and blessed by the Pope. Though not on the same day. The Vatican Incident (a good Robert Ludlum title) happened while I was on a semester abroad with Eastern Michigan...

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Moonshadow In A Minor Key

Moonshadow In A Minor Key

My wife was playing Cat Stevens in the car this morning as she took the kids to school. Our 10 year old daughter, a fan of all things horror - even the stuff she's not allowed to see - was frightened by the song "Moonshadow." I thought about the lyrics, and I can see...

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About David

Author David Blixt’s work is consistently described as “intricate,” “taut,” and “breathtaking.” A writer of Historical Fiction, his novels span the Roman Empire to early Renaissance Italy up through the Elizabethan era…READ MORE

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